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March 22, 2011

Profound Things a 6 Year Old Says

When my sister asked me to feed her farm animals while she and her family were away, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to bring the kids with me and let them experience taking care and interacting with animals we don't have on our own farm.

Among some of the farm animals, there were a few laying hens and a couple of roosters to feed.  One of the benefits, as I mentioned before, was bringing home the farm fresh eggs the hens laid every day.

The kids got a kick out of opening up the hatch and finding eight eggs in different colors waiting for us. Like a treasure hunt, right?  Bryce questioned me on exactly where they came from and how they got there, and it was a great learning experience.

So, this morning, I thought I would scramble up some of those farm fresh eggs.  Bryce gets on these kicks for breakfast wanting the same thing day in and day out for weeks.  Right now it's scrambled eggs......or so I thought.

Here's how our conversation went:

"Okay kids, breakfast is ready"

Bryce says, " I.....HOPE......YouDidn'tMakeEggs!!!"

"I made them how you like them.  The last time daddy made them for you, he didn't melt the cheese enough and I  know you didn't like the way he made them."

"No, I don't like how the CHICKENS make them."

Oh dear.  I must admit, when you see it through a six year old's eyes, he's got a point.  So Bryce now refuses to eat eggs, end of story.  Maybe it wasn't such a great idea to bring Bryce over to feed the hens after all, hope he gets over it......

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